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Widening gap betwen Indonesia's rich and poor

Last updated on: March 23, 2012 16:10 IST

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Indonesia is an archipelago comprising about 17,508 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country.

Although the country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.

Let's take a look at the rich and poor divide in Indonesia.

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Image: Poverty remains widespread in Indonesia.
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Yohana Retno shows her collection of luxury shoes and handbags in her house in Malang in East Java province.

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Ena, 31, and her husband and children are seen with their cart of recyclables along the street in south Jakarta.

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Residents bathe and brush teeth in Ciliwung river in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

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